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Open victory will take a long time to sink in, says Molinari

Open victory will take a long time to sink in, says Molinari

Francesco Molinari admitted seeing his name on the Claret Jug will take time to sink in after he claimed The Open title at Carnoustie on Sunday.

The Italian was the epitome of calm on an action-packed final round, starting his day with 13 successive pars – his putter working superbly on the green.

A birdie at the 14th put him in front on his own for the first time, although Xander Schauffele quickly joined him on seven under to set up a thrilling finale.

Crucially for Molinari he produced some magic on the last, his approach setting up another birdie putt that proved decisive, signing for a final-round 69 that left him on eight under – ultimately finishing two clear of Schauffele, Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy and Kevin Kisner.

After a 30-minute wait the 35-year-old was crowned champion golfer, and that will take some getting used to.

Francesco Molinari admitted seeing his name on the Claret Jug will take time to sink in after he claimed The Open title at Carnoustie on Sunday.

The Italian was the epitome of calm on an action-packed final round, starting his day with 13 successive pars – his putter working superbly on the green.

A birdie at the 14th put him in front on his own for the first time, although Xander Schauffele quickly joined him on seven under to set up a thrilling finale.

Crucially for Molinari he produced some magic on the last, his approach setting up another birdie putt that proved decisive, signing for a final-round 69 that left him on eight under – ultimately finishing two clear of Schauffele, Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy and Kevin Kisner.

After a 30-minute wait the 35-year-old was crowned champion golfer, and that will take some getting used to.

Source:YahooSports

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